Sale 360

Lot 65

[Pennsylvania] Scrantonia, full, complete strike of the fancy orange "SCRAN/TONIA/Pa/JUNE 7" handstamp with matching "5" on a folded letter datelined "Lackawanna Iron Works, Scrantonia June 6/50". Very Fine. A marvelous example of this rare postmark, the frame representing a cross-section of an iron rail.
Estimate 750 - 1,000

Provenance: Knapp

The Scrantonia post office was established on February 12, 1850; the name was changed to Scranton in January of 1851.

Realized $950

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